Hardwood flooring over particle board: Is it possible?

Hardwood flooring over particle board: Is it possible?

While solid hardwood flooring must be nailed to a sturdy wood subfloor, engineered wood is laid over any subfloor and most existing hard surface flooring.

When you shop at Wright's Carpet in Wattsburg, PA, you can find manufactured planks to install over your particleboard subfloor. We carry brands made by first-rate companies like Bruce and Mohawk.

Hardwood surface

Engineered wood looks identical to solid hardwood floors because planks have a hardwood surface layer. However, a plywood base can tolerate moisture beneath this layer because of its makeup.

As for durability, top-quality wood flooring brands are made with hardwood thick enough to refinish once the surface becomes worn in future years.

Click-lock installation

Engineered wood can be installed over particle board because planks are designed for floating floor installation. In other words, these manufactured planks click and lock together and, thus, require no attachment to a subfloor.

In addition, an underlayment can include a moisture barrier placed on the subfloor before the planks are laid to enhance the floor's performance.

A few facts

Like solid wood flooring, each engineered wood plank differs in color and grain pattern. While some wood species, like maple, have a subtle pattern and even color and, thus, only slight plank differences, other species, like hickory, are the opposite.

It's easy to find the plank length and width needed for a project, and there's a choice of flooring textures, like wire-brushed.

For all your flooring needs in Wattsburg, PA!

Family-owned Wright's Carpet installs wood floors in Wattsburg, PA, and nearby regional communities, including Lowville, Arbuckle, Union City, Little Hope, and Erie.

In addition to residential and commercial installation, we offer flooring repairs and carpet cleaning. So shop at Wright's Carpet today for wood flooring, or let us know when we can bring our mobile showroom to your home.